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Save 40%: Gear designed with the big city in mind, but still well equipped enough for the great outdoors is what Battenwear does best. All of their fall and winter apparel is up to 40% off online right now. Of particular note are the Utility Jackets made of military Nyco fabric (a mix of cotton and nylon), and the Northfield Parka, that’s water- and wind-resistant and also lined with shearling. It’s warm enough to spend the rest of winter in. — Meg Lappe
Anker Premium 5-Port USB Wall Charger
Save 29%: You have more USB and USC-C cables and devices than you know what to do with — with this little fella, what you can do is charge up to five. Quickly. All at once. — Nick Caruso
Iron and Resin Post-Holiday Sale
Save up to 70%: Iron and Resin is having a Post-Holiday Sale to start off the new year. Select items, from hats and sweaters, to denim shirts and board shorts are up to 70% off, including the timeless Tide Tee which is now 50% off. — Bryan Campbell
NutriBullet Pro 900
Save 20%: If your New Year’s resolution includes a health kick supported by daily smoothies, you’ll need to ensure that your blender is up to the task. The NutriBullet was designed with juices and smoothies in mind — it’s equipped with a 900-watt motor capable of emulsifying even the heartiest fruits and veggies and its main vessel acts as both blender and drinking cup. Pro tip: the NutriBullet can also be used to create nut butters, soups, sauces and more. — Tanner Bowden
Jaybird Freedom F5 Headphones
Save 67%: When Jaybird, one of the leading manufacturers of sports headphones, released the Freedom line in 2016, David Carnoy at CNET called it the “the best Jaybird headphone yet.” Michael Calore at Wired also had nice things to say; he scored the Freedom a 9/10, noting just one flaw: the $200 price tag. “For a wireless sports headset as stable, nice-sounding, and long-lasting as the Freedom,” he wrote, “they’re worth it, if you can afford them.”
Jaybird’s released other headphones since — perhaps most notably the X3 — but the first-generation Freedom is still a solid set of Bluetooth headphones for light workouts, daily commutes, etc. And it doesn’t cost $200 anymore. Right now on Amazon, the Freedom F5 (in black) is just $50. — Jack Seemer
Greats Sneaker and Boot Sale
Save up to 60%: If you aren’t the type to geek out over the newest collaborations and colorways or have strong opinions about which brand is currently “killing the game” (or whatever), Greats makes some excellent everyday shoes. The brand is known for its affordability, clean unbranded designs and comfortable styles. Right now, Greats is offering up to 60 percent off select footwear styles, making them even more of a no-brainer buy. Prices range from $25 sneakers to $129 leather chukkas, but in any case, they offer some amazing value for the money. — Andrew Connor
Timex x Redwing Field Watch
Save 25%: The classic field watch design of the Timex Waterbury is based on a vintage model from the company’s archive. In collaboration with Red Wing, the watch features a beautiful leather strap from the iconic Minnesota boot maker. Today, the 38mm version is on sale for just $75. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better watch for that price — it’s a steal. — John Zientek
Philips Wake-Up Light
Save 20%: While smartphone alarms have become an exceedingly common way to wake up, research shows that having a smartphone in your bedroom has an overall negative impact on the quality of your sleep. While there are plenty of traditional analog and digital alternatives, Phillips’ unique Wake-Up Light promises to offer a gentler end to slumber. You still set a designated wake-up time, and an alarm does sound, but 30 minutes before you’re set to rise, the Wake-Up Light will gradually turn on and brighten, mimicking the natural waking ability of the sunrise. Right now, the clock is marked down to $88 — the lowest price ever offered on Amazon — when you clip the $25 coupon. — Andrew Connor
Rotring 800 Retractable Mechanical Pencil
Save 25%: As much as I’d like to mix metaphors and puns with phrases like “get the lead out” and “full metal jacket,” this pencil speaks for itself: a thoroughly over-built mechanical writing implement that will likely outlast whatever life-ending apocalypse finally destroys humankind. Our robot overlords will be drawing razor-sharp graphite lines and jotting notes well into the next epoch. Meantime, allow yourself a little new year splurge and enjoy showing off your new old-school tool.
The knurled grip, “brass mechanism for precision lead advancement” and “fixed lead guidance sleeve” are enough to warrant this pencil’s premium, but it’s the two-year limited warranty that really speaks to its quality. When’s the last time you sent in your pencil for service? Besides, we covered this guy’s legit little brother in our roundup of Best Mechanical Pencils a few years back. — Nick Caruso
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